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Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 17, 439-447, 2017
http://www.nat-hazards-earth-syst-sci.net/17/439/2017/
doi:10.5194/nhess-17-439-2017
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Research article
21 Mar 2017
The influence of an extended Atlantic hurricane season on inland flooding potential in the southeastern United States
Monica H. Stone and Sagy Cohen

Data sets

Atlantic hurricane database
C. Landsea, J. Franklin, and J. Beven
http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/data/

Model code and software

River Watch, Version 3
G. R. Brakenridge, T. De Groeve, A. Kettner, S. Cohen, and S. V. Nghiem
http://floodobservatory.colorado.edu/DischargeAccess.html
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Short summary
This research was conducted in order to determine what effect a longer hurricane season is likely to have on flooding risk in the southeastern United States. We found that an extension of the hurricane season to May–December (just 2 months longer) increased the number of days that would be at risk to flooding were the average tropical cyclone to occur by 28–180 %. This is signifiant, as global climate change is likely to increase sea surface temperatures and extend the hurricane season.
This research was conducted in order to determine what effect a longer hurricane season is...
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